About This Database
An Exploration of World History, from Prehistory through the 1500s
Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special Topic Centers on key civilizations and regions, including the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; ancient and medieval Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and medieval Europe and the Islamic World. Each civilization's history is brought to life through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, primary sources, maps and graphs, timelines, suggested readings, and suggested search terms. All the Infobase history databases in a collection are fully cross-searchable.
- Comprehensive Coverage: images and tablet/mobile-friendly videos, slideshows, timelines, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, and maps and graphs
- Easy Access to Content: featured content handpicked by our editors to inform research and provide guided entryways into the database, plus convenient links to key areas at the top of every page
- Focused Topic Centers: specially selected entries, resources, videos, and slideshow overviews that provide a study guide for a particular civilization
- Primary Sources: thousands of annotated original documents
- Featured Videos and Slideshows: videos and SMART Board–friendly slideshows that provide a fascinating visual look into topics
- Authoritative Source List: a complete inventory, by type, of the extraordinary amount of content in the database
- Full Cross-Searchability: allows users to tailor searches across any combination of the Infobase History Research Center databases to which your institution subscribes.
- Universal Folder for all saved items across any Infobase history databases in your collection, plus enhanced Save-to-Folder functionality
- Correlated to Common Core, national, state, provincial, and International Baccalaureate Organization standards
- Convenient A-to-Z topic lists that can be filtered by Topic Center
- Tag "clouds" for all content, linking to related material
- A detailed general timeline, updated monthly, plus civilization-specific timelines
- Maps and graphs with descriptions
- Real-time, searchable Reuters® newsfeed
- Dynamic citations in MLA and Chicago styles, with EasyBib export functionality
- Read Aloud feature
- Ability for users to set preferences for default language, citation format, number of search results, and standards set for correlations
- Persistent record links
- Searchable Support Center with help articles, video tutorials, and live help chat
- Translation tools for 80+ languages.